“Don’t Throw NHS Money Away” Warns UNISON


Young People Think Government Will Come Out Worse From Hutton Inquiry

Young people appear to have lost faith in the Government over its handling of the Iraq dossier and the subsequent death of Dr Kelly. A survey of more than 4,000 young people in Reading and Leeds over the weekend (22-24 August) has revealed that they believe by 2-1 that the Government will come out worse than the BBC in the Hutton inquiry. The survey revealed that young people do take an interest in politics – there were very few who had no opinion on the matter.

Rock Concerts Feel Force of UNISON X-Heros Fight Against Racism


Latest Results for Hospital Food and Cleanliness – UNISON Reaction


UNISON lifts the lid on LIFT

LIFT is a genetically modified form of PFI – with all the disadvantages of PFI plus a few new ones thrown in for good measure.

UNISON calls on NHS to stop racial harrassment of overseas nurses and address skills accreditation

UNISON, the UK’s largest health union, today called on the NHS to identify ways of stopping racial harassment of overseas nurses.

UNISON condemns announcement of more hospitals invited to become NHS foundation trusts


40% of councillors and local government officers don’t know what the workforce code of practice requires: UNISON survey

UNISON, the UK’s largest trade union, today called for education and training of councillors and local government officers after a survey found 40% did not know what the Best Value Code of Practice on Workforce Matters required councils to do

Police staff seek South East Weighting Allowance

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is seeking a £2,000 South East Weighting allowance for police staff to compensate for the high cost of living in the region.

UNISON welcomes report on reducing violence in the NHS


UNISON recommends pay offer for further education


UNISON welcomes finding that there are too many targets and tables in public service

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today welcomed a parliamentary committee finding that the Government should “move quickly” to rationalise the number of performance targets in health, education and other public services.

UNISON recommends pay offer for higher education staff

UNISON, the UK’s largest education union, today agreed to recommend to its members a pay offer for higher education staff worth 7.7% over two years and 12.7% for the lowest paid.

UNISON renews call for independent review of PFI

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today renewed its call for an independent review of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and whether it provides value for money, despite the Government publishing its own report into PFI.

NHS star ratings encourage fiddling, warns UNISON